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Rookie Report: Cup side continue strong form

In this week's Rookie Report, we take a look at the nib Newcastle Knights pathways teams in the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup competitions.

The two senior men's teams travelled down to Brookvale on Saturday to take on the Sea Eagles pathways outfits in an action-packed day of footy at 4 Pines Park.

See how each team fared, brought to you nib:

NSW Cup - Knights 32-12 Sea Eagles

The NSW Cup side scored a convincing 20-point win over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on Saturday.

The side were off to a perfect start when McKenzie Baker crossed the stripe in only the second minute before Heath Gibbs charged to the line for the Knights second only seven minutes later.

The Sea Eagles worked their way back into the contest posting two tries before half-time to take the lead heading into the sheds.

It was all one-way traffic in the second half in favour of the red and blue with the team running in four unanswered tries.

Krystian Mapapalangi beat a couple of Sea Eagles defenders and offloaded to Hymel Hunt who then got the ball back to Jack Johns. Johns then bumped off a few defenders to make is way to the try-line.

Only four minutes later, Ben Talty charged his way to the line and managed to ground the ball for the Knights fourth.

Gibbs would have his second of the afternoon with 18 minutes to play scoring a runaway intercept try to assure the result.

John Toleafoa put the icing on the cake receiving a short ball close to the line and barging his way over.

The result keeps the Knights in ninth spot (seven wins, 10 losses) on the Knock-On-Effect NSW Cup ladder with seven rounds to play.

The side will return home this Saturday taking on the St George Illawarra Dragons at St Johns Oval, Newcastle.

Watch the highlights below:

NSW Cup Highlights: Knights v Sea Eagles Round 18

Jersey Flegg Cup - Knights 12-30 Sea Eagles

After two straight wins, the Jersey Flegg Cup side has gone down to the Sea Eagles by 18 points on Saturday.

The Sea Eagles started strong scoring two tries through Sanele Aukusitino.

Halfback, Liam Sutton got the Knights back into the contest with a try on the 22nd minute mark before the home side extended their lead with another four-pointer just before the break.

Centre, James Johnson continued his impressive try-scoring form just after half-time.

However, the Sea Eagles would run in another two tries to secure the two points.

The result puts the side in third position after 17 rounds.

The team will play a curtain-raiser next round before the NRL fixture at McDonald Jones Stadium against the St George Illawarra Dragons.